ICO: Are you ready for the Children’s Code? – Animation & Games and Law

Are you in the computer gaming community, in the legal profession, an academic or a parent? If so, this event is relevant to you.

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Children’s Code sets out 15 standards organisations must meet to ensure that children’s data is protected online. The Code will apply to online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK, including games. It includes measures such as providing default settings which ensure that children have the best possible access to online services whilst minimising data collection and use.

With just a few months to go until the end of the Code’s transition period on 2nd September 2021, the ICO is urging organisations and businesses to make the necessary changes to their online services.

The ICO understand that to effect change in the industry, they need to help designers to be aware of and engaged with the Code’s requirements. However, that change will only come if designers and developers understand and engage with the Code’s requirements.

The ICO’s upcoming webinar provides the opportunity to present the Code and to have open conversations about the challenges the Code presents – in particular to the gaming industry – and approaches you could take to conform with the Code.

The ICO will be hosting their webinar on the Children’s Code on Monday 17th May 2021 at 18:00pm – 19:30pm BST.

Sign up for the webinar here.

The Code’s hub has the full Code, detailed FAQs and other resources for you to use.



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